We review a lot of books here at the 'Mine, but rarely do we have the opportunity to review one that we're actually featured in! That's why it's a special honor to share the news about the release of My Sweet Life, by Beverly S. Adler, PhD, CDE, a new anthology of essays written by 24 dynamic women living with diabetes. And our fearless leader, Amy Tenderich, is one of them! ... along with other…Read more »
National Diabetes Awareness Month is over, but it's never too late to Unite Behind the Blue Circle for diabetes advocacy!
We're counting our Blue Circle campaign as a success, for the following reasons:
- over 3,300 people signed the petition calling on all major U.S. diabetes associations, including the ADA, JDRF, and AADE, to recognize and help promote the Blue Circle as the universal symbol for diabetes awareness. Our parent company Alliance Health Networks will…
I’ve become accustomed to seeing the Pink Ribbon on soda cans and packages of cookies in the supermarket, but was a little stunned when I stopped by ULTA last week to pick up a jar of my favorite face cream, and discovered it packaged in a special breast-cancer-pink advocacy box! In fact, the whole store was having a Pink Ribbon promo. Wow! This is the type of consumer-grabbing campaign I’d like to see for diabetes…Read more »
Welcome to November, National Diabetes Awareness Month. Here's a question for you this month: why doesn't diabetes have a single, recognizable symbol like the ubiquitous pink ribbon for breast cancer?
The answer is, it could and should, if we patients make it happen!
It's definitely time for change. Introducing our...
Join the Circle Campaign!
The IDF (International Diabetes Federation) unveiled the Blue Circle for diabetes back in 2006, "to signify unity of the global…
The topic for this month's Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (DSMA) blog carnival kind of made me do a double-take. Under the auspices of "what you should know about people living with diabetes," the specific prompt question is:
What types of decisions and frequency of diabetes-related decisions do you make in any given day?
Uh... to quote a recent source here at the 'Mine: what the frappuccino?
To me, living with diabetes is all about…